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ATV Driver Tries to Escape Deputies, Air 1 and K9

ATV Driver Tries to Escape Deputies, Air 1 and K9

A Spokane Valley man tried to out ride Sheriff's Deputies, an Air 1 helicopter, and a K9 unit after officers tried to pull him over for speeding on his ATV. 

Spokane Valley Police Department arrested a man that was speeding on his ATV on June 29th around 9:30 PM. Spokane Valley Sheriff’s Sergeant Dave Ellis observed an ATV travelling at a high rate of speed and trespassing on railroad property. As he started chasing the vehicle, he was assisted K9 Laslo and an Air 1 that happened to be flying by the area.

Police to hold training exercise at Spokane Valley Mall

Police to hold training exercise at Spokane Valley Mall

The Spokane County Sheriff's Office and the Spokane Valley Police Department want to advise the public of a full scale training exercise that will be on Sunday morning at the Spokane Valley Mall.


The training will simulate an active shooter situation and give local police and medical agencies the chance to practice procedure if such an incident were to occur. Staging will begin at 11pm, Saturday, and the exercise will being at 2am, Sunday morning.


The full scale exercise is part of the Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program's “Building Block” approach. It will give first responders the opportunity to react in real time so they are prepared in the event of an active shooter situation involving mass casualties.


The Sheriff's Office ensures that it is a tightly controlled exercise and emphasizes that the it is not open for public viewing. KXLY will be at the exercise and will have a report on our Sunday broadcasts.

Spokane Valley dedicates first gateway sign

Spokane Valley dedicates first gateway sign

Spokane Valley May Tom Towey and the City Council dedicated the city's first gateway sign this morning in a ceremony on the northwest corner of Thierman Rd. and Appleway Blvd. The sign was built as part of the city's Ten Year Anniversary celebrations. 

The sign not only welcomes people to Spokane Valley, but also distinguishes the city to drivers as they exit I-90. It is made of lighted steel and wood and has the City of Spokane Valley logo on it. The project was originally budgeted to cost $120,000 but it was completed for $72,000.

"This sign not only serves as a welcome but also as a heritage of Spokane Valley...it gives them a glimpse of what we're all about," said Mayor Towey during the dedication. Towey's first thought when he saw they sign was community pride and he is grateful that community members selected a design that shows the city well.

This City of Spokane is hosting 10 year anniversary celebration events throughout the year including a "This is Spokane Valley" video and photo contest as well as monthly community recognition awards in which honorees are given a key to the city. 

Community input sought for proposed trail

A proposed shared use trail through the heart of the city is the topic of a community workshop coming up on Monday, March 11 from 4:00pm to 7:00pm at Spokane Valley City Hall (11707 E. Sprague, Suite 101). 

The proposed trail would run down the old Milwaukee Right-of-Way, between University Road and Evergreen Road and between Sprague and 4th Avenue. City of Spokane Valley Public Works staff members and design planning consultants will be on hand to introduce the project, review maps, and help gather input from the community on:

SVFD warns of blocking hydrants

SVFD warns of blocking hydrants

From Assistant Fire Mashal/Public Information Officer Bill Clifford of the Spokane Valley Fire Department:


Spokane Valley Fire Department is asking the public and snow plow operators to be careful when shoveling sidewalks and plowing streets. Fire hydrants are becoming obstructed from snowfall and being covered by snow plows. Spokane Valley Fire Department asks that if you have a fire hydrant(s) on your property to keep them clear and visible at all times. Shoveling around the fire hydrants will assist us when locating and hooking up at times of a fire. Also be aware of plowing in cul-de-sacs and in a fire department turn-around. Fire apparatus need the entire area to maneuver. If you park your vehicle on the street, make sure you park as close to the curb as possible not blocking the road and leaving enough room for emergency vehicles.

Dirty Dash registration opens

Dirty Dash registration opens


The popular Dirty Dash opened registration today for the 2013 “race” to be held at Riverside State Park on July 13.

Loyalty registration, which runs until Jan. 30, costs only $35. After that the price to sign up steadily rises the closer we get to the event.

“Resolve to make 2013 your dirtiest yet and we guarantee to make that happen for you in one unforgettable morning of feasting on filth, groveling through grime, delighting in dirt, and wallowing in mud rather than self-pity,” a news release from Dirty Dash said.

Sign up at thedirtydash.com.

Spokane Valley road construction ramps up

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If you regulary drive on Evergreen in Spokane Valley, you may want to find an alternate route.

Road construction on Evergreen between 24th and 32nd begins Thursday, July 19. It will be closed to through traffic around the clock from 7:00 a.m. on Thursday until late August.

The city is working with Vera Water & Power to install new utilities.

Surface roadwork along Evergreen Road from 16th to 24th has been temporarily delayed. Other traffic impacts include: